Sandusky County, Ohio

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Sandusky County, Ohio
Sandusky County Ohio Courthouse.JPG
Sandusky County Courthouse in Fremont
Seal of Sandusky County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Sandusky County
Location in the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded February 12, 1820[1]
Named for a word meaning "cold water", possibly Iroquois
Seat Fremont
Largest city Fremont
Area
 • Total 418 sq mi (1,083 km2)
 • Land 408 sq mi (1,057 km2)
 • Water 9.3 sq mi (24 km2), 2.2%
Population
 • (2010) 60,944
 • Density 149/sq mi (58/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.sandusky-county.com

Sandusky County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio located southeast of the Toledo Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 60,944.[2] Its county seat is Fremont.[3] The county was formed on February 12, 1820 from portions of Huron County. It is named for a native word meaning "water" (Wyandot: saundustee).[4]

The Fremont, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Sandusky County.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 418 square miles (1,080 km2), of which 408 square miles (1,060 km2) is land and 9.3 square miles (24 km2) (2.2%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 852
1830 2,851 234.6%
1840 10,182 257.1%
1850 14,305 40.5%
1860 21,429 49.8%
1870 25,503 19.0%
1880 32,057 25.7%
1890 30,617 −4.5%
1900 34,311 12.1%
1910 35,171 2.5%
1920 37,109 5.5%
1930 39,731 7.1%
1940 41,014 3.2%
1950 46,114 12.4%
1960 56,486 22.5%
1970 60,983 8.0%
1980 63,267 3.7%
1990 61,963 −2.1%
2000 61,792 −0.3%
2010 60,944 −1.4%
Est. 2016 59,330 [6] −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[2]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 61,792 people, 23,717 households, and 16,957 families residing in the county. The population density was 151 people per square mile (58/km²). There were 25,253 housing units at an average density of 62 per square mile (24/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.20% White, 2.67% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.10% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 6.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 23,717 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,584, and the median income for a family was $47,675. Males had a median income of $35,501 versus $23,964 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,239. About 5.70% of families and 7.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 60,944 people, 24,182 households, and 16,616 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 149.2 inhabitants per square mile (57.6/km2). There were 26,390 housing units at an average density of 64.6 per square mile (24.9/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 91.2% white, 2.8% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 2.8% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 8.9% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 41.9% were German, 12.1% were Irish, 9.5% were English, and 7.1% were American.[14]

Of the 24,182 households, 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.3% were non-families, and 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97. The median age was 40.4 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $48,056 and the median income for a family was $57,500. Males had a median income of $42,582 versus $31,257 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,286. About 7.2% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Government and politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 57.7% 16,316 35.1% 9,929 7.2% 2,040
2012 47.3% 13,755 50.0% 14,541 2.8% 799
2008 46.7% 14,192 51.4% 15,602 1.9% 583
2004 55.9% 16,224 43.7% 12,686 0.4% 104
2000 53.2% 13,699 43.3% 11,146 3.5% 899
1996 39.5% 10,033 45.4% 11,547 15.1% 3,833
1992 39.2% 10,772 36.0% 9,878 24.8% 6,822
1988 58.6% 14,203 40.1% 9,709 1.3% 320
1984 66.2% 17,214 32.9% 8,564 0.9% 242
1980 55.5% 13,420 35.1% 8,482 9.4% 2,264
1976 52.6% 13,074 45.1% 11,202 2.4% 591
1972 63.6% 15,489 34.1% 8,308 2.2% 546
1968 53.1% 11,696 39.0% 8,581 7.9% 1,748
1964 38.0% 8,254 62.0% 13,481
1960 64.1% 14,566 35.9% 8,171
1956 72.5% 15,009 27.5% 5,687
1952 71.2% 14,939 28.8% 6,048
1948 59.9% 10,847 39.9% 7,216 0.2% 36
1944 69.2% 13,763 30.8% 6,129
1940 66.4% 14,054 33.6% 7,116
1936 42.9% 8,692 45.3% 9,171 11.9% 2,402
1932 45.7% 8,915 52.8% 10,299 1.4% 276
1928 67.3% 12,200 32.2% 5,834 0.5% 85
1924 60.9% 9,381 28.5% 4,388 10.6% 1,639
1920 61.8% 8,933 36.6% 5,295 1.6% 233
1916 39.4% 3,557 58.3% 5,264 2.4% 216
1912 18.4% 1,576 50.7% 4,333 30.9% 2,644
1908 42.7% 4,079 54.9% 5,242 2.3% 222
1904 50.4% 4,208 45.3% 3,787 4.3% 358
1900 44.3% 4,003 54.3% 4,915 1.4% 126
1896 43.3% 3,970 55.7% 5,105 1.1% 97
1892 41.3% 2,960 52.6% 3,774 6.2% 441
1888 44.1% 3,218 53.7% 3,917 2.2% 162
1884 45.1% 3,130 53.1% 3,684 1.8% 126
1880 44.5% 3,059 52.9% 3,640 2.6% 177
1876 47.3% 3,032 52.0% 3,330 0.7% 47
1872 46.3% 2,380 53.0% 2,729 0.7% 36

Sandusky County is a heavily Republican County in Northwestern Ohio. The county has a strong history of supporting Republican presidential candidates as well as local Republican candidates. However, during the 2008 U.S. presidential election, 51% of the voters from Sandusky County supported Democratic candidate Barack Obama.[17] This was repeated in the 2012 U.S. presidential election when the plurality of 50%-48% supported the incumbent, President Obama.[18]

Time magazine listed Sandusky as one of five critical counties in the 2012 Election.[19]

County officials[edit]

Office Name Party
Commissioner Scott Miller Republican
Commissioner Kay E. Reiter Republican
Commissioner Charles Schwochow Republican
Prosecutor Timothy Braun Republican
Sheriff Chris Hilton Independent
Clerk of Courts Tracy Overmyer Republican
Recorder Colleen Carmack Republican
Treasurer Irma Celestino Republican
Engineer James R. Moyer Republican
Coroner John Wukie Republican
Auditor Jerri Miller Republican
Common Pleas Court Judge John P. Dewey Republican
Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Hart Republican
County Courts Judge John P. Kolesar Democrat
County Courts Judge Mary Elizabeth Fiser Republican
Juvenile Court Judge Brad Smith Republican

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Communities[edit]

Map of Sandusky County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Other communities[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Sandusky County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ American Language Reprint database
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  17. ^ 2008 presidential election results from Ohio
  18. ^ "2012 election results from Ohio". Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  19. ^ "The White House - Obama's Path to Victory", Time, pp. 16–17, November 19, 2012 
  20. ^ Sandusky County government

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Coordinates: 41°22′N 83°09′W / 41.36°N 83.15°W / 41.36; -83.15